Three mariners rescued in ocean off Oak Island


OAK ISLAND (WWAY) — The Coast Guard assisted in a dramatic rescue of three mariners in the ocean off Brunswick County.

The sailors’ boat began to take on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Bald Head Island.

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The Elizabeth City Coast Guard Command Center sent a crew that eventually spotted the boat.

A good Samaritan boat crew that overheard the Coast Guard radio alert made their way out to the mariners and safely transferred all three onboard onto their own boat.

A Coast Guard crew from Oak Island also responded. They met up with the good Samaritans and helped escort them and the mariners back to Oak Island.

No injuries were reported.